Window Media Player does not play sounds

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Berillio

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OK - Problem - "Unable to Download an Appropriate Decompressor"
A avi or mpeg file will play with no sound, and the WMP will display the above message.
All these files played properly under W95 with the earliest version of WMP, then under 95/98 double boot with Media Player 6.4, codecs 8 update (wpmcdcs8.exe.)
they don't play now that the OS is W2kPro. This was an OS upgrade, so W2k should be aware that the codecs are there. Infact, some apps do play them
So... the required codec is there, it is not corrupted, but some apps know that it is there and some other don't.....
WMP avi= no, mpgs = no
Camtasia avi= yes Does not play mpgs
Playa avi= yes Does not play mpgs
IrfanView 3.12 avi = yes mpgs = no
Real Player avi = yes mpgs = yes

Incidentally, I remember finding in the forums a link to an article which was concern with "Big Brother" attitudes shown by a WMP patch/release. Does anybody remeber it?

Thanks :)

ps athlon 700, 256ram, 40+15Gb HDDs
 
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